Senior Director* Procurement Excellence

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
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We aim to reduce the suffering of people with life-changing therapies by harnessing the potential of the immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and infectious diseases. While doing so, we are guided by our three company values: united, innovative, passionate. Get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people's lives.

Senior Director* Procurement Excellence

As Senior Director* Procurement Excellence you work closely with the CPO to drive the strategy, planning and innovation of the procurement department. You are responsible for optimizing the operating model across strategic and operational procurement. You manage the highly skilled and specialized ProcEx sub-units data analytics, business and process management. You provide leadership, strategic decision-making and guidance within a breadth of subject matter related topics, responding to business and strategic procurement needs, solving complex problems. ​Your main responsibilities are:
  • Build and scale  the new ProcEx team with the right talent, tools and processes​
  • Develop, plan and implement the global Procurement strategy in close collaboration with the Procurement leadership team​
  • Manage team of experts to establish and optimize best practice processes, tools and programs to implement across the organization​
  • Equip strategic Procurement team with data and analytics use along the sourcing process to generate new insights and unlock value​
  • Drive optimization and automation of P2P process to maximize end-user experience (e.g., implementation of Coupa)​
  • Establish KPIs and monitor the performance of the Procurement function​
  • Mitigate risk through responsible sourcing practices and translate corporate ESG targets into Procurement initiatives​

What you have to offer.

  • Masters in business studies/engineering or vocational training with a focus on procurement and further constant training in project management skills (incl. agile methodology)​
  • 10+ years professional expertise in various leading procurement and business development roles​
  • 5+ years extensive leadership experience in diverse and global teams​
  • Deep knowledge of direct and indirect procurement categories, negotiation and contract management, cost and data analytics​
  • Experience in Life Science industry is an advantage ​
  • Proven track record of successful internal stakeholder and supplier relationship management ​
  • Decision making skills, paired with strategic thinking and negotiation skills​
  • Influencing and project management skills to drive change​
  • Capability to process a diverse range of topics and deeply understand a specific topic within a short time-frame on expert level​
  • Ability to effortlessly switch gears from summary view for leadership to hands-on discussion with experts​
  • Agile scrum master or equivalent skills​
  • High-energy and passionate outlook to the role and can influence those around them with the ability to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable and effective workplace​
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills and German language skill are an add-on

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 6789 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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